Valentine's Day, and some Reading Resources for Children
Valentine's Day is a special day where people show love and affection to their friends, family, and special people in their lives. It's celebrated on February 14th every year and it's a day filled with lots of hugs, kisses, and happy feelings.
On this day, people often give each other special cards called "valentines" with sweet messages and pictures to show how much they care. Some people also give gifts, like flowers, chocolates, or toys. They might also go out to a special dinner, have a picnic in the park, or bake cookies together.
Valentine's Day is a celebration of love, and it's a way for people to tell their loved ones how much they mean to them. Whether you're giving a card, a gift, or just a big hug, the most important thing is to show your love and appreciation. So, go ahead and give your mom, dad, brother, sister, or best friend a big smile and a big hug today, and let them know how much you love them!
Below is a list of books children might enjoy reading on or around Valentine’s Day.
"Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse!" by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond - This charming book features the beloved character from the "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" series, and follows him as he celebrates Valentine's Day with his friends.
"Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle - In this sweet book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar sends love to all his friends, including Little Cloud, Brown Bear, and The Lonely Firefly.
"Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink" by Diane deGroat - Gilbert the groundhog sends Valentine's Day cards to all his friends, but when he realizes he has made a mistake, he has to come up with a creative solution to make things right.
"Valentine's Day Mice!" by Bethany Roberts and Doug Cushman - A group of mice are getting ready for Valentine's Day, and each one is making a special valentine for someone special.
"Llama Llama I Love You" by Anna Dewdney - Llama Llama shares his love for his friends and family in this adorable book that is perfect for Valentine's Day.
"Olivia and the Perfect Valentine" by Ian Falconer - In this charming book, Olivia the pig sets out to find the perfect Valentine's Day gift for her mother.
"The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein - This classic book about love and generosity is a touching tribute to the power of giving, and is a wonderful choice for Valentine's Day.
"A Valentine for the Teacher" by Joan Holub and Lynne Avril - The students in Mrs. Hartwell's class each make a special valentine for their teacher, and they learn the importance of expressing their love and appreciation.
"Amelia Bedelia's First Valentine" by Herman Parish and Lynne Avril - Amelia Bedelia is excited to make valentines for her friends, but she has a few misunderstandings along the way in this charming book.
"The Giving Bear" by Dagmar Geisler - In this sweet book, a bear named Billy gives his love and affection to his friends, inspiring them to do the same. The Giving Bear is a wonderful reminder of the power of love and kindness.